SUNDAY | MAY 29
DRUMMER B IS A SELF-MADE PRODUCER, DJ, ART COLLECTOR AND MUSICAL TASTEMAKER, WHO REIGNS SUPREME WITH A NAMEPLATE THAT CARRIES WEIGHT AMONG DETROIT’S MUSIC ELITES.
When Leonard Ware’s grandmother passed him down her record collection, his lifelong love affair became a career. As a musicologist, Drummer B subsequently developed a diverse love of jazz, rock, hip hop, ghetto tech, and funk.
Drummer B founded Soul Touch Recordings in 2010 and has released albums, Me and Marvin, Just Caking, Thanks Dilla, and The People Mover .
In 2010 he also began working with Danny Brown and Bruiser Brigade as Dj, producer and recording engineer. 2011 Drummer B produced 7 tracks on Dope Head’s critically acclaimed album Plaid Palm Trees including lead single “Airbags”
In 2017, Drummer B partnered with 1xRun to release Space Bounce. Shortly after he joined Derrick May for the release of The Diamond Project Ep1 on Transmat Records.
In 2018 he did artist residency in Cairo, Egypt which inspired the Valley of Kings: Detroit to Cairo project with Hizz Records, followed by playing Movement Tokyo Club Edition in Japan and the Hi Tek Soul tour in October 2019 with Derrick May.
In January of 2021 Drummer B teamed up with Paxahau to live stream a set from his album, A.O.A Age Of Aquarius from Detroit’s Belle Isle Aquarium. The event raised $2,000 to assist with the aquarium’s expenses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He then partnered with Jack Daniels to become an official artist for their "The Flavor of Two Cities'' campaign and received a "Spirit of Detroit Award" from the Detroit City Council for his contribution to electronic music in 2021.
Drummer B has perfected using 2 MPC drum machines, an effect controller, and a 8 track mixer during his live sets. He’s also worked with legendary artists Big Proof of D12, Baatin of Slum Village, L’Renee, Fat Ray, Nick Speed, Allen Barns of the Black Birds, Umar Bin Hassian from the Last Poets, Aurora Borealis, and Jessica Care Moore.
On his latest release "Nectar Collector", Drummer B teamed up with Uncaged Music to drop a 2 track EP (including an original self produced track and warehouse remix by Marco Faraone).